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sandy, droughts, extreme chill. whether it's a cyclical thing where we'll turn this around or we're on a one-way path remains to be seen. >> we've seen extreme heat and cold and hurricanes sweeping through new york, which i experienced. it was dramatic when it happened. it caused a lot of damage. the critics against this say, look, this has gone on for centuries and millenniums. always freakish periods of weather. no different now. what do you say to that? >> i think you are better off looking -- >> i think lee goldberg may have frozen there it was so cold. i think he's iced up. you can't hear him. you can barely hear me. we got lee back. we thought you had frozen to death. no. you are frozen to death. unfortunately we have lost lee goldberg. sorry about that. president obama is making the fight against extreme weather part of his second term agenda. joining me now is editor and chief and an executive director of the sierra club. welcome to you both. when i last spoke to you about this, pretty fiery debate about it and you were opposed to any suggestion that there's any real scie
they wouldn't have done anything for sandy hook. they wouldn't have done anything for virginia tech. th it's not because the law failed. it's because people who are supposed to follow the law failed. i put this question for you again. what good are laws if people don't follow them? >> right. so you still maintain that we have to put more and more guns out there and america will be safer? >> i don't maintain anything. you can put words into my mouth all you want to. >> do you believe that? >> let me tell you something. >> do you believe more guns would lead to less gun crime? >> let me answer you. i am never, ever going to do anything that is going to somehow limit someone's ability to protect themselves. and speaking as someone who has had to deal with this, let me tell you something. i've been in the situation where i've had to protect myself. i have two children. i've had my life threatened. i've had my children's lives threatened. i went to the police. i went to security. do you know what -- you know what they told me? they said the best thing you can do is to get a firearm and to get a
the whole fight over sandy relief package, you know he lives by that advice. >> "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >>> our "starting point," lying and cheating, years of denials, lance armstrong comes clean and admits to oprah winfrey he used performance-enhancing drugs to win all seven of his tour de france titles. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> is it enough? what about all of the stuff he left out? we'll examine his confession point by point. and john eustice and niccole cook and betsey andreu, lance called her a liar after she testified he was doping. >>> new developments in the attempted rescue of hostages in algeria. including americans. we'll have details in leave report ahead this morning. >>> wall street rising, s & p closes at a five-year high. what's behind the big boost. >>> the mystery behind manti te'o and his emergenimaginary girlfriend. >>> ray kelly will join us, janet robinson, newtown connecticut superintendent of schools and actress angie harmon. friday, january 18th. "starting point"
're upset about president obama's efforts to boost gun control measures after last month's shooting at sandy hook. let's go back to randi now in washington. >> reporter: >> i have good news here, victor. things are warming up on the mall. it's probably 40, almost 50 degrees here. it's going to be a lovely day in washington and all over the u.s. it's a national day of service, as you mentioned. in our next hour, we are going to tag along, actually, with vice president joe biden and his wife, jill biden, as they attend today's events. i'll see you back here in 30 minutes. "your bottom line" starts right now. >> thanks, randi and victor. see you at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. i'm christine romans. forget the golden globes, disregard the oscars. one script is being written right now in washington that everyone can't wait to see. and you -- you are the only critic that matters. obama's economy, the sequel, crafting a legacy. you remember the original. the president inherits the worst economy since the great depression. billions in bailouts save the auto industry and stabilize wal
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? >> sandy endo, thanks so much for that update. >>> nasa will use the same battery technology as the recently grounded boeing 787 dreamliner. li lisa sylvester is monitoring that. what do you have? >> wolf, a nasa spokesman confirms to cnn that lithium ion batteries with the same guts as those in the dreamliner will power the international space station but the design is different and that nasa has rigorously tested them. the dreamliners have been grounded due to fire risks related to battery failures. nasa will start using the batteries in 2017. >>> and we're closer to learning why an illinois man suspiciously died one day after collecting more than $400,000 from the lottery. a medical examiner says his body has been successfully exhumed for analysis. his death was first ruled to be from natural causes but his blood work was retested after receiving a call from an unnamed relative and examiners found cyanide. we'll know the autopsy results in the next few weeks. >>> we are pretty sure thatly nar doe da vinci would like this next story. mona lisa has traveled to the moon. the
that president obama made his agenda today. a little over one month since the brutal shooting at sandy hook. the president changed the rules on gun with the stroke of his pen. signing 23 executive actions he says will strengthen background checks and expand safety programs in schools. the president is also calling for action in increasingly gridlocked congress. >> the most important changes we can make depend on congressional action. ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands. ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines. ask them what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get a a grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns, or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> joining me now is richard blumenthal of connecticut. he wants to target ammunition sales and require background checks on anyone who buys bullets. your reaction as to president obama's very bold and ambitious plans today for new gun legislation. >>
sandy hook massacres, you're going to have more sandy storms, like the superstorm sandy. this president has not done enough on climate. and it's always number three to him. i think 20 years from now it's going to be number one on the assessment of his legacy. i think he's got to step up to the plate. one thing he hasn't done and nobody has put forward yet, he could call for a bilateral summit with china on climate. the two biggest carbon polluters have never sat down and talked. i think he's got to be bold on immigration, he's bold on guns. if he can get bold on climate he would be a transformational president. >> bold on five things? >> if anybody can do it, barack obama can do it. >> thanks, we appreciate it. ahead, we'll talk to cyndi lauper. she's a political activist. we'll talk to her ahead about her role. that's in the next hour. stay with us. you're watching our special inauguration coverage here on cnn. officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find
. >> dan rivers in london, thank you very much. >>> one month after the massacre, sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, president obama moving to tighten gun control laws, and yesterday he signed 23 executive actions that don't need congressional approval, but he wants congress to ban military is style assault weapons and include background checks on all gun buyers. >> if there is even one thing to do to reduce gun violence, even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> congress so far appears luke warm on proposals to tighten gun control laws and support among americans has dropped slightly. a new poll shows 56% report a ban on semi auto plattic assault weapons, down from 62% in december. >>> president obama expected to name his close aide, dennis mcdonough as new chief of staff. he will replace jack lew, who was nominated to be new treasury secretary. >>> check your flights. winter storm warnings in effect today from mississippi to washington, d.c. places you don't normally hear. meteorologist jennifer delgado looks at that. >> we're tracking snow out
happened in sandy hook. he only had to reload twice to get 100 rounds off. if he had to reload nine times, he wouldn't have killed as many kids. that's the reality, is that we need to do all those other things, but if you get the 100-round, 30-round clips off the streets, the next time somebody walked into one of these schools, there's going to be less carnage, and that's a tradeoff that every hunter in connecticut, i think, is going to be willing to make when they look at it. >> i completely agree. good for you, senator. keep up the fight. it will be down to people like you showing the political courage that many in washington have lacked over this to drive it through and make it happen. i wish you luck with it. >> thanks a lot, piers. >> my next guest doesn't think america has a gun problem at all. larry elder, and author of "dear father dear son." no gun problem in america? >> thank you for having me on. this book i have written is by far the most important book i have ever written because it's the centrality of fathers. the face of gun violence in this country as horrific as sandy hoo
the campaign. those two factors drive this issue down, but something like hurricane sandy, that could be a wake-up call. >> and hurricane sandy cost a lot of money. now, it's tough with all the pork that went in the bills, but we got a $50 billion appropriation that just came to affected states. that cost a lot of money. so might it not, even if we're not really sure what a cut in emissions might do right now to the trajectory of the climate change that we've experienced, mite it not be worth trying to do something about things? whether through carbon monoxide emissio emissions, co2? >> i don't think so. no matter what we do, we're not going to have the impact unless the rest of the world goes along and we're going to drive up koss on people. coal fire plants. 19 just shut down in georgia. do people really want to do things like that nationwide when china, russia, india, brazil aren't going to do them? probably not. long-term, it's probably not going to have an impact. we've had extreme weather in the past. the 1950s had more extreme weather than now. unless people start seeing that it's confor
a ban on semiautomatic weapons, that's down from 62% in december in a poll taken right after the sandy hook massacre. >>> we said there's a lot to going on today. a major business story going on on top of everything else now. boeing with the jumbo-sized pr problem on its hands today as more airlines move to ground the much-hyped dreamliner. we'll have the latest on that. >>> and kidnapped and held in a basement when she was just 10 years old. katie beers tells her story 20 years later. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card fr
to the nation, are we a nation that's better than what happened to the children in sandy hook? are we a nation better than what we saw 50 years ago in birmingham, alabama? so the question is, just as someone so eloquently stated, they're killing our babies. but that was sort of the turning point. >> what do you want to hear from the president on monday when he gives his inaugural speech? what do you want to hear? >> i want to hear him have an extension of what was, i call it, a political program when he got the biden recommendations. essentially, i want him to have a nonviolent call to arms and say to the nation that i am taking this oath of office, commemorating the 84th birthday of the american apostle of nonviolence, and i think that we, as a nation, can do no less to summon the better angels of ourselves to, at this time, at this place, to rededicate ourselves irrevocably to nonviolent resolution where violence is the choice of gun and violence is not a rational option. that's the best way we can honor that extraordinary man. >> very quickly, the president will be taking the oath, using tw
of superstorm sandy. "mad men" january jones signed a board that will auctioned online. jason isaacs donated true rerelingon jeans. >> people give you things all the time which is lovely. but i feel guilty. and so i'm thrilled that i hooked up with jon bon jovi's charity and possibly help the victims of sandy. >> you know, really great to see celebrities giving back. but i have to tell you, right behind me is main street. i was walking up and down, because i wanted to bring you back some swag. and my camera guy, tom larson stopped by a place, because he thought they were giving away male lingerie. sow stopped dead in his tracks, we'll wait in line for the male lingerie. it wasn't male lingerie, but it was this. nail lingerie. either way, i decided to pick up a couple of them for you. >> a win either way the way i see it, zoraida. >> a little nail lingerie. >> it is the thought that counts. >> it is intoday. >> always thinking of me and my undergarments. >> it will really spruce up your weekly manicure. >>> coming up, today's best advice from a pioneering cyclist coming up. >> today, american
as emotionally moved as i saw him after sandy hook. this has been an issue we carried on my show. when i saw what he said the other day and the executive order, i was impressed by the boldness and courage of the leadership and then there was the reality check. within minutes people popping up on both sides saying he can't get through an assault weapon ban. today a young teenage boy killed five people with an assault weapon. the weekend we had people injured at gun shows with guns. america is a country riddled with gun violence. do you think the president has the political clout and the personal drive to try and pursue an assault weapons ban if it looks like he can't? >> i think he's made that clear. he is going to pursue it. >> can he succeed? >> let''s see. we announced a couple of days ago an organization called organizing for action. that's the obama for america community, grass roots organizers who wanted to come together to continue working for change. they're going to be critical in this effort of getting key pieces of the agenda done. things people voted on in this election. there is a cry
shot. >> i've never seen the president quite as emotionally moved as i saw him after sandy hook and this is an issue that we have carried a lot on my show but when i saw what he said the other day and the proposals put forward, executive order and with congress, i was so impressed by the boldness and the courage of the leadership and then the reality check. within minutes, people popping up on both sides saying, well, of course, he can't through an assault weapons ban. >> we'll see. >> today, a young teenage boy killed five people with an assault weapon. the weekend, we had people injured at gun shows with guns. the irony not lost on anybody on gun appreciation day. america is a country riddled with gun violence. do you think the president has the political clout and the personal drive to try and pursue an assault weapons ban if it looks like he can't? >> i think he's made that clear. he is going to pursue it and -- >> can he succeed? >> well, you know, let's see. i think integral to succeeding in washington is building the american people's voice from the inside. we announced a
with the sandy and fiscal cliff votes. >> we'll stick with the metaphor. warming in cooperation or chilly confrontation? >> the incentives nationally for republicans are to do something about immigration. but if you are -- your average house member up there, you just won your district. probably did not support barack obama, and frankly your incentives are not aligned with the national party. you don't care about whether chrissis chriss christie or marco rubio gets support. pundits and grassroots and a lot of members will decide the issue in the house of representatives. >> big challenges for the president and internally. ahead on "starting point," we've heard about the second term curse. the final four years can turn into a bit of disaster. the obstacles that could give this president some second-term trouble, next. financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice.
sandy hook, of course, it must be everyone who is at a college or school's nightmare that they hear gunfire. did you hear the gunfire going off? do you know how many people actually shotguns? because there are various reports that it was one shooter, two shooters and so on. >> i personally did not hear the gunshots. i did hear some gunshots later as i was moving away from the scene. they were off in the distance. but as far as the gunshots go, i actually did not hear them. i was told by another student who had saw me, he indicated that i had arrived at about approximately 1, 1 1/2 minutes after the shooting had occurred. so i actually did not hear it. the latest report was saying that there were three wounded and one of those three being the suspected shooter. >> right. we believe there's a fourth who had a heart attack. the final question just briefly, if you could. my understanding is you have armed police specifically employed at the school and also civilian security, but they're not armed, is that correct? >> i think some of them are. they do have a police substation right there
of the coalition to go along with the bill or somehow eroding away the power base. twice now boehner with sandy and then the fiscal cliff deal has had -- depended on a majority of democrats and reasonable edge of the opposition, reasonable amount of republicans to go along with it. can this sustain itself? that is barack obama's best hope of a legacy piece in the second term. >> everybody stand by because we have some important news coming up. >> let me guess, band related. >> band related. not only the marching band, we have rock n roll. we have solid rock n roll. also, listening to grambling, we have alino cho. who's the designer of the first lady's gown? stand by. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an ent
chairman, sandy winfield, and all our outstanding members of the joint chiefs. our secretary of veterans affairs and vietnam veterans, rick shinseki who is here. and we're honored to be joined by some truly extraordinary americans. our wounded warriors who inspire us with their incredible strength and resolve. our enlisted men and women and junior officers, the backbone of our military. our amazing military families. including the families of the fallen. our gold star families, we will stand with you always. the members of the legendary tuskegee airmen in the house. and the recipients of our nation's highest military decoration, the medal of honor. we are honored by your presence. you know, today, we experienced the majesty of our democracy. a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of, by, and for the people. a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. so this little party is just another way to say something we can never say enough. thank you. thank you for volunteering. thank you for stepping up. t
to go along with the bill, otherwise you were eroding away your power base. twice now with sandy and with the fiscal cliff deal has depended on a majority of democrats and a reasonable edge of the opposition. reasonable amount of republicans to go along with it, can this sustain itself? that is barack obama's best hope of a legacy piece in his second term. >>> everybody stand by, we have important news coming up. >> let me guess, band related. >> not only the grambling marching band, we have rock 'n' roll. we also got alina cho doing investigative journalism right now, who's going to be the designer of the first lady's gown. stand by. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> i'm brooke baldwin live in washington, d.c.. the public swearing-in the west side of the capitol building tomorrow. we have to talk about his wife, the first lady, in what could possibly be the best kept secret in washington what's she going to wear tomorrow night. it's very secretive, very hush-hush who would know the scoop tonight, alina cho. she has the inside look at the competition to design for the first lady. >> first lady
the purchases. each aircraft costs $200 million. wolf? >> sandy endo what does all of this mean for the future of the dreamliner? miles o'brien is a pilot and correspondent on pbs and an old friend. is it safe to fly, you think, these dreamliners? did the faa do the right thing? zf well >> well, you know, it's better to error on the side of the caution. there's no dreamliners in the sky so whether it's safe or not doesn't matter to you or i. i guess by definition it's unsafe because the faa has taken this very unusual action of grounding a whole fleet of airplanes. this happened with a dc-10 in 1989 after killing everyone on board. that was a maintenance issue, but the dc-10 aircraft ultimately never recovered its reputation. >> if these batteries are overheating, would that be enough to actually bring down a plane? >> you bet. fire on an airplane is one of the scariest things you can imagine. we've seen a couple of crashes in recent years involving fires from airplanes. of course, you remember value jet outside of miami. you remember the swiss air crash off the coast
to put it into the senate version of the sandy supplemental. it did not get into the house side. we're still looking for the house to act. with respect to mali, senator, there was a country that made progress on its democracy. unfortunately, it suffered a military coop, some groups as well as other groups had been in the employ of gadhafi. with his fall, they came out of libya bringing huge amount of weapons from the enormous stores of weapons that gadhafi and others. at the same time, there was a move by the al qaeda and maghreb and we've been working to upgrade security around northern mali. algeria is the only one with any real ability to do that. most of these countries don't have the capacity to do that. we are now trying to help put together an african force from ecowa so african soldiers will be in the front of this fight. the malians asked the french to come in. france is one of our oldest allies. we are trying to provide support to them. but this is going to be a very serious, ongoing threat because if you look at the size of northern mali, if you look at the topography, it
. in the room with him were a number of parents of children killed in the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, including lynn and chris mcdonnell, the parents of grace mcdonnell. president obama spoke about grace today. >> and when i visited newtown last month, i spent some private time with many of the families who lost their children that day. and one was the family of grace mcdonnell. grace's parents are here. grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. and so just before i left chris, her father gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at this painting, i think about grace. and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> you may remember i interviewed grace's parents days after the killing. they gave me a copy of that same draw
of parents of kids killed in the sandy hook in newtown. >> i spent some private time with many families that lost their children that day. one was the family of grace mcdonald. grace's parents are here. grace was seven years old when she was struck down. a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pick. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. so just before i left chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just out of the oval office. every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now, for grace. >> we may remember. i interviewed grace's parents days after the killing. they gave me a copy of that same drawing as well. i spoke with them earlier this ink. they didn't want to come on camera but were overwhelmed by the president's words and said they drew strength from his determination. what president obama plants plans to do, legislat
the massacre at sandy hook. do you agree? >> that's probably true. a woman had guns, i don't know if she went through a background check, but her son certainly didn't. he took his mother pf's guns an killed people. that doesn't mean having fewer guns around isn't a bad idea. there are people who run through traffic lights, does that mean we should get rid of traffic lights? no, in macrosense, they work. if you have fruer guns, things are better. in new york state, we have strong gun laws. we have fewer guns on the streets. our murder rate is one of the lowest murder rates of any big city. >> newt gingrich brought this up on the show the other day. you look at a city like chicago that has tough gun legislation and a high murder rate. >> new york has tough gun legislation and a low murder rate. it's not a panacea for everything. you have to have a good police department, have it well led, diversified, deploy it where the problems are, aggressive with the kids who are most likely to carry guns to make sure they think they're going to be stopped and if they have a gun on them, they'll be arrested
the massacre at sandy hook. do you agree? >> that's probably true. a woman had guns, it wasn't her son that -- i don't know if she ever went through a background check, but the son certainly didn't. he took his mother's guns and killed people. but that doesn't mean having fewer guns around is a better idea. it's that there are people that go through traffic lights. they just run a red light. does that mean we should getid of all traffic lights? no. in a ma crosense, these laws do work. >> and the ridiculist all at the toll of the hour. erin? >> anderson, thank you very much. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." we're going to talk about manti te'o, a victim or a conspirator? the mystery deepens tonight as we learn more about how the notre dame linebacker was supposedly tricked into an online relationship with a woman who did not exist. now, our ted rowlands is "outfront" on the notre dame university campus. ted, a lot of details on this at this point clearly do not add up. first, the timing of when te'o and his supposed girlfriend lennay met, and met in person. what have you learned? >>
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the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> we are just starting to learn how many hostages have been taken in algeria. this is no small operation. algerian state media is saying that more than 600 hostages have been released from a remote gas plant near the border with libya, including 100 of the 132 foreign workers among them. i mean, imagine, 600 plus have been released, but we don't know how many are still captive. that's a lot of hostages. cnn's not able to independently confirm this algerian report at this time, but we do know this, right now the u.s. is in the process of evacuating between 10 and 20 people who were caught up in this hostage-taking
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from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> it's a beautiful look at washington, d.c., in the wee hours of the morning. welcome back, i'm john berman along with randi kaye. president obama has something new on his limousine for this inauguration weekend. we'll show it to you here. at the bottom it says taxation without representation. washington, d.c. dmv put that on plates 13 years ago. the district city council passed a resolution last week asking the president to change his plates, he did. >> there they are. >>> we all know what it takes to throw a good party, even an inauguration party. good friends, good food and maybe a good cocktail or two. what does that mean here in washington? >> when it comes to political parties, none bigger than a presidential inaugration, like any good celebration, it requir
as the sandy hook tragedy took place. both of these things will be stretched out over time and come together. that's the only thing that should get to the president's desk, constitutional, prudent decisions made by the house, the senate, and the presidency. >> on the day of celebration, congressman, appreciate your time. it does seem we're heading towards what's more familiar in this town krb i know mayor booker is not a huge fan of it, but it's become a staple in this town -- confrontation. >> he's not a fan of it, but i bet he's pretty good at it, i'm going to guess, go out on a limb on that. thank you, john. appreciate that. >>> still ahead on "starting point," president obama has faced well publicized battles with congress. we're going to talk to senator angus king, an independent. he says he came to washington to shake things up. we'll ask him what that means straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 15
, in wake of the shootings across the country especially in sandy hook and connecticut. >> with us is freshman amanda vazquez who was in english class when she heard shots ring out. how are you doing tonight? >> i'm feeling a lot better than i was earlier, of course. around family. >> i can't imagine. can you take us through what happened, what you saw, what you heard? >> i was waiting on my english class to start. it was about five minutes before it started. and all of a sudden i heard about six shots down the hall y hallway. i started hearing people shouting and running, people just running. and i immediately tried to get under the desk, you know, tried to hide. of course, did what my instinct was telling me to do. there were people coming into our room seeking shelter. the gun or the altercation that was going on and a lady, she was training to be an emt or something like that. she took charge immediately. and was like, everybody, you need to get over here so that if the gunman looks in here, he doesn't see you. and turned off the lights, put the table by the door. and i called
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